Mulberry School

Independent, parent-cooperative school for children ages 2 to 3rd grade.
Nurturing the innate love of learning since 1971.

Mulberry School
1101 Douglas
Normal, IL 61761

Call: (309) 862-0510
Fax: (309) 862-0582

It’s been the best decision we’ve made regarding our children.
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Welcome to Mulberry School

Welcome The Mulberry School is an independent, private, non-profit school that provides children with the opportunity to learn in an environment that values curiosity and natural development. We work to "nurture the innate love of learning" by teaching children how, as opposed to what, to learn.

Serving the Bloomington-Normal community since 1971, Mulberry School is a cooperative institution where parents have the opportunity to participate in nearly every aspect of the school. It is this support and input that allows us to provide a unique learning experience for our students.


Two for Two's
Preschool (3, 4, 5 year olds)
Multi-Age (1st, 2nd, 3rd grades)

Please view our Enrollment page for complete class listings. Classes are filling quickly and some have wait lists.


  • The summer mailing will be going out on July 30. This will include school forms that will be due by the first day of school. Forms will be available online soon! Feel free to contact Cheryl if you need more details on this.
  • Mulberry School Cleaning Dates will be Saturday, August 9 from 8AM-4PM and Sunday, August 17 from 12-4PM. Details will follow!
  • The Back to School Splash Party will be held at Tipton Park on Thursday, August 14 from 5-7PM!
  • Back to School Night will be Thursday, August 21 at 6PM at Mulberry School.
  • The School Supply List and School Calendar have been posted in the Parent Section for the upcoming school year.

2014-15 Board of Directors

May 20, 2014

We would like to congratulate our new 2014-15 Mulberry School Parent Board! We have some returning members and new parents on board!

President – Jessie O.
Director of Facilities – Rick W.
Director of Finance – Ashley S.
Director of Communication/Secretary – Karen C.
Director of Marketing – Dirk S.
Director of Technology – OPEN
Cooperative Liaison – Laura K. & Paul F.

We are grateful for the support Sarah W. has contributed to our website and Facebook! She will continue in this role for the 2014-15 school year!

Thank you for your volunteering to play an important role in the future growth of Mulberry School.

Also, a shout out to Quanisha K., Cortney H., and Justin S. for all you did on the 2013-14 parent board! We have accomplished a lot in one year.

Superhero Sprint 2014

April 26, 2014

Thank you to everyone who volunteered and participated in the annual Mulberry School Superhero Sprint 5K Run/Walk! We enjoyed seeing all of the creative costumes and happy faces coming out to support Mulberry School on a beautiful spring morning!

Race Results

Plc     Name                    Gender/Age      Time

1       James Whitlow  M 30-39 19:20

2       Brad Horton             M 40-49 20:01

3       Erin Furimsky   F 30-39 21:50

4       Nigen Keen              M 50-59 22:00

5       Amber Geiser    F 30-39 26:49

6       Nicolas Canchola        M 40-49 27:27

7       Todd Isaacson   M 40-49 27:34

8       Ryan Rinchiuso  F 30-39 28:10

9       Brittany Maubah F 20-29 28:48

10      Jeremy Maubah   8 20-29 28:49

11      Ronald Bligh            M 50-59 30:32

12      Sarah Brandt            F 30-39 30:46

13      Brie Weaver             F 30-39 31:34

14      Doug Sheppelman M 50-59 31:42

15      Joshua Delgadillo       M 13-19 31:58

16      Tyler Lotz              M 30-39 32:18

17      Justin Kelley           M 30-39 32:29

18      Susan Eyres             F 30-39 33:18

19      Pena Flaubert   M 30-39 33:42

20      Nicolas Canchola        M 13-19 33:55

21      Rob Hempel              M 13-19 34:51

22      Brianna Nord    F 30-39 35:18

23      Jenny Madison   F 40-49 36:07

24      Laurie Lamberti F 40-49 36:07

25      Jane Chamberlain        F 50-59 36:12

26      Carrie Wood             F 30-39 38:03

27      Ahmbrea Coleman F 20-29 38:10

28      Mary Laws               F 50-59 39:11

29      Katie Laws              F 20-29 39:12

30      Hans Fritzen            M 0-12  41:24

31      Piper Brintnall F 30-39 41:35

32      Heather Johnson F 20-29 42:30

33      Ronald Bligh            F 50-59 44:15

34      Sheila Snyder   F 40-49 47:32

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Read-a-Thon Kick Off

March 21, 2014

bThe Mulberry School Read-a-Thon officially kicked off yesterday!

What is the purpose?

To promote and celebrate reading and to raise money for the children.

How does it work?

The children seek sponsors to pledge money for the number of books that they read (or have read to them) during the Read-a-Thon. All proceeds raised will be used to purchase materials for use by the children in their classrooms and on the playground. Children will help teachers decide what to purchase!

Children read a minimum of five books during the allotted time and they may gather as many sponsors as they can to pledge money. For example, 10 books read x $0.10 per book = $1.00. If you get 10 sponsors, that’s $10.00. Sponsors may pledge any amount per book. No pledge is too small!

Please return your sponsor sheet, book list, and collected pledges between April 7-11. Checks should be made payable to Mulberry School.

When does it start?

March 20 at 9:15 AM: Read-a-Thon Kickoff Assembly

March 20 – April 7: READ!

April 7 – 11: Turn in sponsor sheets and money

April 15 at 11 AM: Celebration!

This year our celebration will include the whole school. We will find out how many books each class read and our total amount raised. The children will enjoy a yummy snack. Individual certificates and prizes will be awarded discreetly in backpacks for all participants.

Non-readers can participate by having books read to them.

We encourage every family to participate even if you are your child’s only sponsor.

Thank you for your continued support of Mulberry School!

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